Tag Archives: data security

PCI DSS Compliance and Cyber Liability Insurance

This entry is part of 17 in the series Data Security

Did you know that businesses are required to implement a set of security standards to protect credit card data?

Did you also know that banks and credit card companies can impose fines and penalties on your business if you fail to maintain these requirements? (more…)

Cyber Liability Insurance – Privacy Breach Response Coverage (Video)

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Data Security

A privacy breach that exposes sensitive customer information can be high-impact for all businesses. But it can be especially devastating for a small business, causing significant financial strain and irreparable harm to your reputation. So, what are the odds of a breach happening at your business? (more…)

Upgrade Your Internet Security: Risky Cyber Behaviors to Avoid

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Data Security

Every business has an expectation to protect sensitive information, and every employee plays a key role in preventing cybersecurity incidents.

Below are five of the most common data security mistakes leading to data breaches. Employees should halt these practices immediately to reduce the likelihood of a breach.

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Password Security Tips

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Data Security

A recent study analyzed 10 million passwords leaked in various data breaches throughout 2016. The most common password, once again, is ‘123456.’ A whopping 17% of users trust ‘123456’ to safeguard their online accounts! The study also found that four of the top 10 most common passwords were six characters or less. Brute-forcing techniques will have those passwords cracked in seconds.

Don’t fall into this trap. If your passwords are common and easy for you to remember, they’re likely to be easy for hackers as well. Use these password tips to keep your data secure. (more…)

PHISHY PHONE CALLS

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Data Security

In the midst of a busy workday, you receive a phone call from an outside number. The caller identifies themselves as a member of tech support calling about your computer. They may request your password, ask you to download a file, or request remote connection to your system. These calls may be phishing attempts and should be considered dangerous – but they can be tricky to identify and it’s important to be prepared to respond appropriately.

Here are 7 helpful tips to deal with phishing: (more…)